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Bullet - Bite The Bullet

Published September 14 2008

=Staff's pick

Pay The Price*
Bite The Bullet*
Dusk Til Dawn
Nailed To The Ground
City Of Sins
Waste My Time
Rock 'n' Roll Remedy*
Rock Us Tonight
Wheels Keep On Turning
The Rebels Return*

Genre Heavy Metal
Dag "Hell" Hofer
Tracks 11
Hampus Klang
Runningtime 42 Min.
Erik Almström
Label Black Lodge Records
Adam Hector
Release 12 September 2008
Gustav Hjortsjö
Country Sweden
Similar artists Accept, AC/DC

Bullet are just straight on it: classic hard fucking rock with attitude, great simple riffing and choruses to scream along to after a couple of beers. It does not need to be more complicated than that, if you do it with an honest heart. If you caught the debut Heading For The Top (or saw the band somewhere during their immense touring in Sweden and Europe, with among others Sabaton) there will be few surprises for you on Bite The Bullet. It leaves from the same platform.

If there would have been any fairness left in the world, the hype that Airbourne lives through at the moment would belong to Bullet. They do basically the same thing but rawer and edgier, with better songs, with a vocalist with more force and character, and … as I feel, with more true honesty.

Although I love the sound, there are not as many extreme highlights song-wise as on the last album. This is more of an even effort, perfect for the right mood, but not the one you put on to hear that special track. Most sticking are Pay The Price, Bite The Bullet, Rock 'n' Roll Remedy and The Rebels Return. No need to try to explain how they sound, they are all classic scream-along pieces of metal in the early 80s style. You just got to love it, if you are anything near a true old metal head.

Speaking of that, Lenny Blade has left his bass duties since the last time, replaced by slightly younger Adam Hector; from the beginning a hangaround fan with little experience of the bass. Not anything that will be doing a lot of difference on record I guess - after all the music is not that complicated. Hopefully he will turn out to be a profile on stage, worthy his predecessor. The promo pictures seem promising.

See also review of: Full Pull , Heading For The Top








7 chalices of 10 - David

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